TONIGHT: Why Canada needs Guaranteed Livable Basic Income

Ontario Liberal Party's Basic Income Consultation, Waterloo Region (January, 2017)
Back in 2017, Bob Jonkman participated in the Waterloo Region
Basic Income Consultation
hosted by the Ontario Liberals before their Pilot.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 19:00 to 20:30

The Green Party has long advocated for a Guaranteed Livable Income.  Tonight you’re invited to join Green Party MP Paul Manly as he hosts a virtual national town hall with Coalition Canada: Basic Income in discussion about the Guaranteed Livable Basic Income.  The panel of experts will explain the basics, consider the benefits, and bust some myths about basic income.

Panelists:

  • Senator Kim Pate: An independent senator who has advanced the national conversation around basic income. Senator Pate is a nationally renowned advocate who has spent nearly 40 years working in and around the legal and penal systems of Canada, with and on behalf of some of the most marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized — particularly imprisoned youth, men and women.
  • Tracy Smith Carrier: Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at King’s University College at Western University. Dr. Smith-Carrier’s research and policy analysis, examines if, and how, marginalized groups access programs and services in the post-welfare state. Her current research projects involve examining trends in intergenerational social assistance receipt, research on charitable and justice models of social support, human rights, and the design and delivery of basic income. She is Chair of Basic Income, London Ontario.
  • Evelyn Forget: Economist and Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Forget’s research has focused on the data associated with a basic income field experiment conducted in Manitoba in the 1970s. She has been consulted by governments in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Finland, the Netherlands and Scotland on this topic. Her research has been featured on CBC Ideas, PBS Marketplace, and in the documentary The Free Lunch Society. An updated edition of her book, Basic Income for Canadians, is due out Oct. 12th.
  • Robert Case: Associate Professor of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, Waterloo, and Chair of the Wellington Water Watchers, a Guelph-based water advocacy organization. Dr. Case’s research and teaching interests include social welfare policy; community organization; community resilience, localism and community-based activism; social development and the environment; social ecology.
  • Monika Ciolek: Monika was a participant in the Ontario Basic Income pilot project. She is a sole support parent and a self-represented performance artist based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Having spent 14 years on Ontario Works, and over 20 years learning her industry, Monika has dealt with issues of women’s rights within the cultural sector.

Live simultaneous French translation will be provided.

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https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LhSFdmXqSdWRtkJMUk4rvA

source: https://www.greenparty.ca/en/content/why-canada-needs-guaranteed-livable-basic-income

Last Day to sign up to vote for the new #GPC Leader!

Eight GPC Leadership Candidates on the ballot:  David Merner, Annamie Paul, Andrew West, Meryam Haddad, Amita Kuttner, Glen Murray, Courtney Howard and Dimitri Lascaris

If you want a say in who the next Leader of the Green Party of Canada will be, it’s not too late!

To vote in the Leadership Contest, you must be a member of the GPC.

Today, September 3rd, 2020 is the LAST DAY in which you can join the Green Party of Canada (or renew your lapsed membership) to be a voting member.

There’s a diverse slate of eight awesome candidates:

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Green Drinks Cambridge

The gang attending Cambridge Green Drinks

Green drinks is not a partisan event: it is an opportunity for anyone to come out to discuss green issues and network.  That said, there are often Green party members in attendance.

Please come and join us for casual conversation.

February 7th, 2020

When:          Every 1st Friday

Time:          7:00 to 9:00 PM

Where:       Grand River Brewery, 295 Ainslie St S, Cambridge, ON N1R 3L3

Cambridge Green Drinks is a great way to meet new people and enjoy the company of good friends. So bring a friend and look forward to meeting new friends. It’s an engaging evening of green thinking, sharing, and networking at its best!

Check out what’s on tap.  Non-alcoholic beverages are available as well.  Please note, food is not available at this location, however, you may bring or order your own if you wish.

For more information:  i.douglas@rogers.com

Please feel free to forward this email and extend the invitation to other green minded folks you know!